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Is Pilion snowsure?

The snowiest week in Pilion is week 4 of January. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Pilion Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Pilion

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December7cm1.2 days
January18cm1.9 days
February17cm2.1 days
March9cm1.4 days
April1cm0.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Pilion during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Pilion is 1 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Pilion typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1332m, based on historical averages over the last 9 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (3308m) is far above the middle elevation of Pilion. Snow falls on just one day every 7 years in Pilion in the middle of October but on average there are one or two wet days during this week every year. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Pilion during week three of October with the average afternoon temperature 11.4°C and the minimum temperature 10.5°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 12km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Pilion and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Pilion

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Pilion and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Pilion are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Pilion and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Pilion are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Pilion and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Pilion are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.